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NASA, SpaceX create history with launch of two astronauts from US soil...

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Florida/IBNS: Ushering in a new era in space travel, a SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts headed into outer space, the first in a decade, from Florida's Kennedy Space Center in the United States on Saturday.
Top Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli says new discovered viruses are 'just tip of iceberg' 
Beijing/IBNS: A noted Chinese virologist, who is famous for her work on researching coronavirus in bats, said the new discovered viruses are  'just the tip of the iceberg'.
IIT Guwahati develops low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box
Guwahati/IBNS: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati research team has developed a low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box for disinfecting disposable medical accessories like gloves, masks etc. along with disinfecting the household wastes before going to the community bins.
Scientists find hot gas bridge between two galaxy clusters
Washinton/IBNS: Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. This mighty event released a flood of hot gas from each galaxy cluster that formed an unusual bridge between the two objects. This bridge is now being pummeled by particles driven away from a supermassive black hole.
Chinese scientists discover natural supercritical carbon dioxide
Qingdao/Xinhua/UNI: Chinese scientists identified bubbles from some hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific Ocean as supercritical carbon dioxide, and this is the first time that natural supercritical carbon dioxide has been discovered on Earth.
Theaflavin in black tea inhibits COVID-19, increases immunity: Studies
Kolkata/UNI: As the International Tea Day is nearing, it is now widely discussed whether Tea, the Wellness Drink, as many researchers claim, is potential enough to keep COVID-19 at bay.
Sewage water can help detect asymptomatic cases of COVID-19: Reports
New Delhi/ IBNS: A group of scientists in the United States is testing sewage water to detect hidden cases of novel coronavirus, a CNN report said.
COVID-19: Death toll touches 559 in India
New Delhi/IBNS: The death toll due to COVID-19 in India touched 559 on Monday, as per the latest government figures released.
Space tourists will get unique chance to celebrate new year 2022 in orbit
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Two space tourists who will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft in late 2021 will have a unique opportunity to celebrate New Year in orbit, officials said on Monday.
Earth-size, habitable zone planet found hidden in early NASA Kepler data
Washington/IBNS: A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water.
Chances for Coronavirus to get to ISS zero, says NASA
Washington/UNI:  Chances for the novel coronavirus to get into the International Space Station (ISS) are next to zero due to the enhanced security measures undertaken by the space agencies, NASA nurse Raksana Batsmanova said.
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